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How to Use the Library Databases

This library research guide provides an introduction to using the library databases.

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher  is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.

CQ Researcher Information

CQ Researcher Popular Resources

Hot Topics feature shorter, timely reports on the issues in the news.

Issue Tracker helps you track an issue historically by linking to all reports on the topic.

CQ Researcher Sample Search

CQ Researcher Tutorial

CQ Researcher Overview

Citations in CQ Researcher

 Look for the "Cite Now!" button as shown below.

cq researcher cite location


After clicking the "Cite Now!", make sure to select which citation style you need, as indicated by the red arrow. You may copy and paste the citation into your works cited/reference list, or you may also export your citation to a biblography manager, such as RefWorks.

citing in cq researcher


We always recommend double-checking auto-generated citations, as sometimes they are incorrect or improperly formatted.